Alleged Choker Charged With Criminal Contempt

T. E. McMorrow
Octavio Benigino Allatorre Perez, seen here being brought in to be arraigned last week.

A Sag Harbor man was arrested for the second time in a week on misdemeanor charges stemming from an alleged domestic violence incident on the morning of September 21. Police said that Octavio Benigino Allatorre Perez had physically harassed and choked his domestic partner that morning at the couple’s Harbor Avenue residence, leading to his arrest by the Sag Harbor Village police. He was charged with a misdemeanor, obstruction of breathing.

Arraigned the next day, he was released without bail by Justice Lisa Rana, after she issued an order of protection that required him to have no contact of any kind with the alleged victim. He was told that he could return to the Harbor Avenue residence once, accompanied by police, to retrieve his belongings.

On the evening of September 27, the woman reported to the police that she had received two calls from him, in one of which he told her he didn’t care about the court order, triggering a new misdemeanor charge, criminal contempt.

He was brought in to be arraigned in front of Rana September 28. She was clearly not pleased to see him, asking what exactly had he not understood about the court order she had issued.

Bail was set at $300, and was posted.

A Sag Harbor man, Eugene Connolly, 59, was arrested on a misdemeanor drunken driving charge after the 2012 Toyota Tundra he was driving struck a parked car on Bay Street Sunday evening, September 29, according to the police. Police said they had to suspend roadside sobriety tests for Connelly because of the level of his intoxication. He was released the next morning without bail.

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